[Maxima] Re: fork in Lisp? was: Maxima servermode: stability of commands....
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Wed May 10 14:41:00 CDT 2006
> The symptoms were the following: on the laptop, I got my initial
> input echoed back to me, and from then on, the command/reply sequence
> was out of sync: for each command, I got the reply from the previous
> one. Also, I got different results in both environments when there
> was a syntax error in an expression.
OK, one aspect that differs between Clisp and SBCL is that Clisp
runs readline by default, and SBCL doesn't. Readline might be
interfering -- just a guess.
What do you think about arranging the classic server mode in which
the server listens for connections and then executes fork/exec for
each client? That would guarantee a fresh, isolated environment for
every client, and it would be faster than relaunching Maxima.
It would almost certainly depend on details of the Lisp implementation;
I don't see that as a showstopper, as they say.
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